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.u. mark, thanks very much. spain is among europe's largest economies, but the government has borrowed so much money that it's been forced into huge spending cuts and layoffs to try to repay what it owes. one of the people working to rescue europe is christine lagarde. she's the head of the international monetary fund and one of the most powerful people in the world in finance. the i.m.f. is essentially a massive bank that helps countries manage debt and international trade. at her headquarters in washington, we asked lagarde about the spaniards like the ones you just met. >> i feel very bad and very sorry for the people, because i know how hard it is and i know how difficult it is for people who lose their job, for families who find it difficult to make ends meet. but equally i know that it's necessary. and it's a process through which countries have to go in order to restore their situation and be able to grow again and create jobs again. >> pelley: how long do you imagine the troubles in europe will go on? >> it has been going on for a long time. a lot has been done. you know, the euro
this is the first day of the federal government's new fiscal year. but there's not much to celebrate because the nation is headed toward what's being called the fiscal cliff and there are dire new warnings today about what will happen to american families unless congress and the president reach a budget deal by december 31. that is the day that a series of tax cuts will expire and big cuts in federal spend will take hold. tax experts said today 90% of american families are facing what they call unprecedented tax increases. how much? wyatt andrews is in washington tonight. wyat >> reporter: scott, according to the non-partisan tax policy center, the united states is now on the threshold of one of the largest tax increases in history-- a tax hike that could average $3,500 for every american household. without action by congress, the report says, taxes will go up next year by 20%-- $536 billion overall and will hit americans at every income level, including those living below the poverty line. for a middle-income family making $40,000 a year, taxes will go up by $2,000. the increases are so lar
the district government the power to spend local tax dollars without approval from congress. the council plans to vote on this by december. then it would go before d.c. voters next spring. congress or the president could still crush it. the council is behind the effort. d.c.'s delete opposes it. she says she will keep pushing to secure budget atonmy through a bill in congress. >>> you get paid a half million dollars just for being smart. there's a bit more to it than that. but coming up, we'll speak with a local writer who is a fellow. they call him geniuses. i'll do my best to keep up. >> you do that. still to come in this half hour, a senator's legend weighs in on watching the nationals head to the playoffs. topper. >> we have some clouds. right now, nothing on radar near us, however, we'll show you radar down to the south. different story. we'll tell you where those showers are headed. if they're headed for the ball park and what lies in store for our morning commute tomorrow. >> one airline takes those baggage fees to an even higher level. too many americans are struggling to find work
journalist austin tice hasn't been heard from since august 13th. the u.s. government investigation has gone cold, until a disturbing video clip appeared monday on the facebook page of supporters of syrian president bashar al assad. it had been posted on youtube six days ago. a word of warning. some viewers may find the following video upsetting. the shaky 46-second-long video shows austin tice as he's being led away. blindfolded and in broken a arabic, he recites portions of a prayer and then shows signs of distress. >> oh, jesus. >> reporter: the disturbing video was not released on any known extremistwebsites. the u.s. state department can't verify whether the man in the video is austin tice, but friends say the man featured is the 41-year-old former marine. they say the video may be staged, saying the clothing is native to afghanistan, not syria. >> it's almost as if someone watched tapings of men and fighters in afghanistan and tried to mimic their behavior, but did so in a very poor manner. >> reporter: before he vanished outside damascus, he had been reporting on the escalating violen
here are women. >> concerned about the government's role in social issues. >> it doesn't have a role in making decisions for women. it doesn't have a role in deciding who can marry. it doesn't have a role in these issues that really government should not be concerned about. >> thompson says the national debt that is being left to her daughter is also a women's issue. >> even if you don't support abortion itself, that's not an indicator of whether or not you support women issues. there's a lot more to that. >> thompson both plan to closely watch wednesday night's debate. the romney campaign holds a phone bank for women each week and the obama campaign holds parties and meetings targeting women. in denver, colorado, danielle nottingham, anita, back to you. >> okay, danielle, thank you. this first debate is focused on domestic issues. mitt romney and president obama will spend the first half tackling the economy. the second half addressing healthcare. another national concern. channel 9 is your go-to station for tomorrow night's debate. 9news is teaming up with u.s.a. today to fact
: their targets are banks, businesses and government agencies along the k street corridor. >> fight, fight, fight! >> reporter: their fight against what they call corporate greed and corruption. >> not on my watch. i couldn't get away with it. >> people need to realize their voice matters and for the most part we live in a silent society that doesn't use it. >> reporter: there were no arrests today, but this is part of a so-called week of resistance. so protesters are expected to be out here each day this week. >>> tonight could be a big night here in the nation's capital. >> we hope. so the nats could seal the deal by winning the national league east definition. our derek mcginty is at the park with a preview. >> reporter: we're a little damp at the park, but spirits remain high. part of the reason is as you said one game is all the nats need. we've got a special guest. i want to bring in somebody very important. his name is teddy roosevelt, one of the racing presidents at nats park. a lot of people think maybe this could be his year. maybe as the nats have begun to win maybe this could be hi
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and says citizenship is important for immigrants. >> you get to petition government for changes in policies that affect the community besides all other benefits that citizenship comes with, being able to travel freely. >> reporter: gomez has worked for howard university hospital 11 years. as a citizen she has her sights on other job opportunities. >> maybe i want to apply for another job. >> reporter: i'm jay jay, jc hayward hey -- jc hayward, 9 news now. >> to learn more you can go to jchayward.com. >>> this is 9 news now. >> my scenes have all corroded on the frames and the doors are getting the same way. >> that was the complaint back in 2005 from residents living near alexandria's coal-fired power plant and today after decades of fighting that plant on the banks of the potomac officially closed its doors. peggy fox sat down with the woman who made it possible. >> this is from the power plant. you can see it's very black and you can see my hands are black from it. >> reporter: 11 years ago elizabeth chimento noticed a strange residue outside. she lives within the site of the
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